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Interesting pattern among 21 popular traders on eToro reviewed after 5 years

Who would say that we have launched this website almost 5 years ago…seems like yesterday to me 🙂

Anyway, I think 5 years time is long enough to test best forex traders on etoro. So I have decided to check trading performance of 21 most copied eToro traders I have reviewed during that time.

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I am curious how they perform today. If they survived at all, because many of them has been achieving extraordinary profits which (at that time) I thought were unsustainable.

Malsolo

This guy was top copied trader at that time because at 2012 he had 112% profit, since that he had 3 losing years. Interesting thing is that year 2017 was good again for him when he booked +204% profit.

Malsolo used to have 8,711 copiers. As of today only 431 people copy his trades.

Current status: ACTIVE

Link to Malsolo´s stats page


Caraj51

This popular investor from India used to have over 6000 copiers because in 2012 he was up over 800%. His next years were +27, +48, -61, -76% , +1,53%.

Number of copiers now: 499

Current status: ACTIVE

Link to Caraj51´s stats page


Santoshtiwari

This woman started providing their trading signals on eToro 10 years ago! She is one of the popular investors with longest trading record on this social investing platform.

Santoshtiwari used to have 5,500 copiers who were attracted by her +365% profit generated back in 2011.

Her trading performance next years went like this: +77, -39, +53,  +27, -75, +112 and YTD she is -67%.

However Santoshtiwari was not able to keep her copier´s interest and only 16 stayed with her up to this day.

Current status: ACTIVE

Link to Santoshtiwari´s stats page


AnasSleiman

This guy used to be one of most copied traders and had 4,700 copiers.

I was not able to check his current stats as his trading profile on eToro was deleted.

Number of copiers now: 0

Current status: INACTIVE


Dmihaylov

Anothe popular investor who used to have 2,200 copiers.

I was not able to check his current stats as his trading profile on eToro was deleted.

number of copiers now: 0

Current status: INACTIVE


Babczyk

Juergen Babczyk is a popular investor from Germany who has been trading on eToro for 8 years.
When I reviewed him last time in 2013 he was doing very well which attracted 1,790 copiers.

In 2011 he made 91% profit…since than his results were: +27, -22, +28, -27, -54, +128%

Altough his trading account on eToro is still live number of people copying him has shrank to 88.

Current status: ACTIVE

Link to Babczyk´s stats page


Roby26

Roby26 is indian forx trader who was able to attract 2,770 copiers.

In 2012 he made 267% profit…since than his results were: +39, +14, -58, -83%.
Roby26 has not been trading for last 2 years.

Despite the fact he is not active there are still 142 traders subscribed to his trading signals.

Current status: INACTIVE

Link to Roby26´s stats page


RandeeColemanc

Is a trader from Bangladesh who used to have 1,223 copiers.

In 2013 he made 2,000% profit…since than his results were: -54,-55,-77%.

Last 2 years he has not been trading and number of his copiers has shrank to two people.

Current status: INACTIVE

Link to RandeeColemanc´s stats page


Rohaann42

One of top traders who were able to attract  3,000 copiers.

In 2013 he was up +280%…I don´t know his performance for next years as his trading profile is currently private. I guess his strategy did not go very well 🙂

Number of copiers now: 0

Current status: PRIVATE


Cynthia1000

was a beautiful brazilian girl who used to have 887 copiers.

In 2013 he was up +767%…I don´t know  her performance for next years as her trading profile is currently private. I guess her strategy did not go very well 🙂

Number of copiers now: 0

Current status: PRIVATE


RobySMS61

is trader from Switzerland. In 2012 secured healthy profit and gained 4,966 copiers.

In 2012 he made 383% profit…since than his results were: -97, -98, -83, -88%.

He has not been trading last 2 years.

number of copiers now: 87

Current status: INACTIVE

Link to RobySMS61´s stats page


Dellos

Viktor Dellos from Germany used to have 6,500 copiers.

In 2013 he made 277% profit…since than his results were: -100, +274, -93,  +40% (has not been traded since april 2017)

number of copiers now: 14

Current status: INACTIVE

Link to Dellos stats page


abd1986

used to have 2,148 copiers.

In 2014 he was up  362% profit…currently his profile is private…another trader who probably busted his account.

number of copiers now: 0

Current status: PRIVATE


Christian Fahrner (FC Investment)

This is a very interesting trader who used to have 4,389 copiers.

In 2012 he won one stock exchange competition by generating 700 percent profit in 90 days. Christian´s prize was Range Rover Evoque.

In 2014 he made 245% profit…since than his results were: -36, +3,  -79%.

Number of copiers now: 142

Current status: ACTIVE

Link to FcInvestment´s stats page


Michael Dlugi (Dluginacci)

Dluginacci opened his eToro trading account with intention to turn a small $100 investment into $10,000. According to his own words he has done that before and on eToro he would do it even faster.

During his etoro career he was able to attract 945 copiers.

In 2014 he made 168% profit…since than his results were: -46, -83,  -94%. Since august 2017 he is not trading.

Number of copiers now: 3

Current status: INACTIVE

Link to Dluginacci´s stats page


Dawid Kowalski (4exPirate)

is a very stable popular investor. He used to have 1,741 copiers.

In 2013 he made 75% profit…since than his results were: +48, +13, +10,  7,94%

number of copiers now: 525

He is one of very few eToro traders who achieved positive results every single year!!

Current status: ACTIVE

Link to 4exPirate´s stats page


Andre Bauer (hyperbird)

used to have 805 copiers.

In 2011 he made -89% profit…since than his results were: -30, -27, +38, +15, -5 , -22%

number of copiers now: 79

Current status: ACTIVE

Link to Hyperbird´s stats page


AnnaSerafini

is a great looking forex trader from South Africa who attracted 1,000 copiers.

In 2014 he made 69% profit…since than his results were: +70, -19%

In 2017 she was -4% but then her profile was either deleted or turned private.

Current status: PRIVATE


Declan Fallon (Fallond)

we do not have historical number of copiers. Used to be among Top10 traders

In 2014 he made 37% profit…since than his results were: +5, -58,  +69%

number of copiers now: 4

Current status: ACTIVE

Link to Fallond´s stats page


Alvin de Cruz

Mainly trading stocks. His trading system brought him 675 copiers.

In 2014 he made 77% profit…since than his results were: +9, +7,  +33%

number of copiers now: 145

Current status: ACTIVE

Link to AlvinDeCruz´s stats page


Noa Strijbos (noasnoas)

Popular female investor who used to have 4,748 copiers.

In 2014 he made 597% profit…since than her results were: +37, -2.6,  +10%
number of copiers now: 603

Current status: ACTIVE

Link to Noa Strijbos´s stats page

 

Conclusion:

We have shortly reviewed performance of 21 eToro traders who were among most copied popular investors 5 years ago. Out of those twenty one traders:

10 is Active
7 is Inactive
4 is Private or Deleted

So we have found out that only 47% of reviewed top traders is currently active. Now let´s take a look if they were able to maintain their yearly gains and also number of copiers.

Regarding copiers, all of active traders has suffered significant losses in number of copiers. Most of them had thousands of copiers 5 years ago, now they have hundreds and many of them only couple of tens copiers.

If you look at their yearly gains, except Andre Bauer and Declan Fallon, all of them attracted their copiers on extraordinary triple digits profits, but following years they were not able to replicate those gains. Usually their gains if any became double or single digits. Often they also experienced one or more losing years in a row.

From this we can realize an interesting pattern among top traders: In their first year they apply more risky trading style to show impressive gains to attract as many copiers as possible and later slow down, trade more responsibly not to lose money and copiers.

However, all of these top traders lost majority of their copiers drung last 5 years anyway, which might be caused by these:

1) Copiers often tend to jump from one popular investor to another if they see a bigger earning potential
2) eToro has changed ranking table. In past they were showing a ranking table sorted by number of copiers. Now they use a different system, often prefering new traders with impressive gains and stats. So old Top Traders did not receive as much attention and stopped receiving new copiers
3) eToro has changed rules of their Popular Investor program forcing traders to trade more responsibly and less risky. Popular investor who do not obey these rules will eaithe do not get paid or cannot be copied.
4) Last year was a cryptocurrency boom. Significant number of copiers started to copy crypto currency traders in a hope to gain triple or four digits profits very fast.

One way or another, here is one advice observed from this review: When you choose to copy  eToro trader or Popular Investor who has in his first year achieved extraordinary triple digits gain, do not expect or hope that he can or will replicate the result in next years.

Warning: Trading carries risk. Only risk capital you are prepared to lose. Past performance in not an indication of future results.

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